Kirkman: Walking Dead from Page to Screen


“It was more than I ever expected”

AMC’s publicity team caught up to writer Robert Kirkman on the set of The Walking Dead to gab about the adaptation of his comic book.

While they discuss what elements are begin expanded upon in the six-episode arc AMC will unfold beginning in April, Kirkman exuded excitement over seeing the dead brought back to life in one monstrous sequence.

“That was probably the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. A three by three block square of Atlanta was shut down so that they could move around corners and go down streets. It was more than I ever expected seeing, and you could get to a certain point in the area that they were shooting, and kind of turn around in a 360 degree view, and that’s like, “OK here’s what it’s like at the end of the world, and I’m standing in the middle of it.” They had trucks turned over and a burned out bus, they had all the stores closed and dressed to look like the windows had all been cracked. And then all of a sudden, here’s hundreds of zombie extras walking around.”

For the full interview click here. Frank Darabont is directing episode one and Kirkman penned two episodes himself. More updates as they come in!

Source: AMC